How to Enable Concurrent Remote Desktop Sessions in Windows

How to Enable Concurrent Remote Desktop Sessions in Windows 

Microsoft offers the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in Windows Server to allow remote desktop connections for multiple users, and while most versions of Windows include a RDP client, only the Professional, Ultimate and Server editions of Microsoft Windows offer the RDP server to accept incoming connections.

Unlike the server editions of Windows, Microsoft limits the client editions of Windows to one concurrent user, whether remote or local, preventing multiple remote desktop connections.

So if a remote desktop connection is made, no one physically at the PC can use it or even see the desktop without first kicking off the remote user.

Remote Desktop for Multiple Users Workaround on Windows

However, we'll discuss how you can remove this limitation so that multiple users can log in to a remote desktop simultaneously. Thus a remote user (or remote users) can log in to their account while also allowing a local user to log in to their account when physically at the PC.
This single-user login limitation in the client editions of Windows can be bypassed by applying an unofficial modification called the Universal Termsrv.dll Patch, which is provided by a developer who goes by the handle DeepXW:
  1. Download the Universal Termsrv.dll Patch (file download link updated 2/23/2016 with correct download) and extract the ZIP file. Additional information on the Universal Termsrv.dll patch is available on DeepXW's blog site, which lists 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) OS support for the patch on Windows XP SP2 SP3, Windows Vista SP1 SP2, and Windows 7 operating systems.
  2. Find the patch program you should run based upon your processor. For 32-bit (x86) it's UniversalTermsrvPatch-x86.exe, and for 64-bit (amd64) it's UniversalTermsrvPatch-x64.exe.
NOTE: While the patch program will automatically create a backup of the Termsrv.dll file, to be cautious you can manually save a copy yourself. You'll find the file at \Windows\System32, and to undo the Registry changes it makes, you can save the .reg file that's included with the download and manually edit the Registry to remove the changes shown in the .reg file.
For Windows XP you'll want to save the xp.reg file, and for Windows Vista and Windows 7, it's vista.reg.
  1. Right-click on the patch program and select to Run as administrator.
  2. On the program, click the Patch button and it will replace the Termsrv.dll file and perform the Registry modification. It will also save a backup so you can later undo the modification if desired.
  3. Next, restart your computer for the modification to take effect.
Now you just need to enable incoming remote desktop connections. Here's how to do so with Windows Vista or Windows 7:
  1. Right-click on Computer from the Start Menu and select Properties.
  2. Click Remote settings on the left.
  3. Under Remote Desktop, select one of the three options.
  4. Administrators on the computer will automatically be added to the list of remote users, but if you need to add standard users, click Select Users.
Windows should automatically configure Windows Firewall to allow the RDP traffic to pass through, but if you have a third-party firewall installed on the PC, you may have to manually configure the firewall to allow the traffic.

As with normal remote desktop connections, remember that to remotely connect over the Internet you must configure your router to forward incoming RDP connections to the desired PC.

And unless you perform other RDP settings modifications to change the RDP ports in the Windows Registry, you're basically limited to configuring one PC on the network for incoming connections via the Internet.

Galaxy Note 5 VS Galaxy Note 7

Galaxy Note 5 VS Galaxy Note 7

Why I upgrade from Galaxy Note 5 to Galaxy Note 7?
The argument for upgrading from a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to a Galaxy Note 7 is fairly straightforward: considerably more power and a larger battery in a smaller body, an improved camera, and an S Pen with twice the pressure sensitivity, and twice the features. The upgrade speaks for itself.
But here I am holding both a Galaxy Note 5 and a Galaxy Note 7 in each hand, and the justification for upgrading becomes much less convincing. The Note 5 has been out less than 12 months at the time of writing, and feels just as modern — and new — as it did back in 2015. With Samsung maintaining the Note 5 on shelves as its cheaper S Pen-enhanced variant, should you be thinking about upgrading to the Note 7 from the Note 5? Let's dig into it a bit.

Unlike the Note 4, the Note 5 looks and feels remarkably similar to this year's model. The two are only millimeters apart in absolute dimensions, and are made of the same metal-and-glass construction. Even the backs have the same curved glass that meet the sturdy aluminum frame. But the Note 7 takes that design and adds a touch of S7 edge to it, adding a curve to the front glass as well.
The Note 7 is 2.2mm narrower than the Note 5, which, along with the curved display, makes it much more comfortable to hold and use in one hand.
What emerges is the best of both worlds: a Note with the form-fitting DNA of an S7 edge in the slightly boxier body of a Note. As Andrew mentioned in his hands-on preview, the Note 7's edges are much tighter and more subtle than on the Galaxy S7 edge, and don't inspire as many frustrating false touches and misfires. And there's something visual satisfying about the symmetrical curves on both front and back converging on the now much-smaller metal bezels (that, on the black, silver, and gold models, happen to be color-matched).

Galaxy Note 7 vs. Galaxy Note 5 specs comparison

Category Galaxy Note 7 Galaxy Note 5
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Display 5.7-inch 2560x1440
Dual edge screen
Gorilla Glass 5
5.7-inch 2560x1440
Gorilla Glass 4
Processor Quad-core Snapdragon 820 (U.S.)
Octa-core Exynos 8890 (international)
Exynos 7420 octa-core (2.1GHz quad + 1.5GHz quad)
64bit, 14nm
Storage 64GB
microSD up to 256GB
32GB or 64GB
Rear Camera 12MP f/1.7
1.4-micron pixels
16MP f/1.9
1.12-micron pixels
OIS, phase-detection autofocus
Front Camera 5MP f/1.7 5MP f/1.9
Charging USB-C
Fast charging
Qi wireless
Powermat wireless
Fast charging
Qi wireless, PMA wireless
Input S Pen stylus
4096 pts of pressure sensitivity
S Pen stylus
2048 pts of pressure sensitivity
Battery 3500 mAh
3000 mAh
Water resistance IP68 rating No
Security One-touch fingerprint sensor
Iris scanner
One-touch fingerprint scanner
Dimensions 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm
Weight 169 g 171 g
Colors black, silver, gold, blue coral black sapphire, white pearl, gold platinum

The Note 7 is also 2.2mm narrower than the Note 5, which, along with the curved display, makes it much more comfortable to hold and use in one hand. It may be ever-so-slightly taller and thicker, but, comparing these two phones side by side, all you notice is the less your hand has to stretch to grip the phone comfortably.

The placement of the ports and buttons are practically unchanged from the Note 5 to the Note 7, but Samsung wisely lowered the volume buttons on the left side to be easier to reach with a curled-around finger. And while the phone's bottom similar cutouts for the mono speaker and microphones, the Note 5's Micro-USB port has been upgraded to the reversible, more versatile USB Type-C port.
Because Samsung made a number of strategic changes between the Note 4 and 5, including sealing up the battery and moving away from the fake leather back replaceable back cover that debuted on the Note 3 in 2013, we're not talking about major visual alterations between the Note 7 and its predecessor. Instead, as it did with the Galaxy S7, Samsung kept what was working while addressing a number of complaints levelled against it from the enthusiast community. Jerry did a good job going over these "power user" features, but we'll go over them again here.

The Note 7 marks three major improvements over the Note 5 that will be as close to justifying the upgrade over last year's model as you can get: the return of microSD expansion; the addition of IP68 water resistance; and a bump in battery capacity by 17% to 3500mAh.

The first is important for a number of reasons, since Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which the Note 7 ships with, makes using and administering microSD cards both easy and more reliable than in Lollipop. And while few are going to quickly fill up the Note 7's standard 64GB internal storage, Samsung can easily check that box with no repercussions. Lollipop, which the Note 5 shipped with, reverted many of the positive changes to microSD card support that debuted with KitKat, which may have been another reason Samsung decided to lop off that feature in its 2015 models.
The Note 7 has three improvements over the Note 5 that will likely justify your upgrade
The second, water resistance, is a key benefit for a phone like the Note 7, since very few smartphones have ingress protection, and even fewer do so as seamlessly and elegantly as Samsung. That the company was able to completely seal both the phone and the S Pen, which is still removed with a satisfying click from the phone's bottom right, is even more impressive. And this isn't some coating applied at the factory that will wear off after a few months; the Galaxy Note 7 can be immersed in up to five feet of water for 30 minutes.

The third, a larger battery, explains the slightly thicker chassis, and should be very good news to power users. Let's just get this out of the way now: yes, the Note 7's battery is around 3% smaller than the S7 edge's, but as we talked about in episode 300 of the AC Podcast, that was likely to make room for the S Pen. And there's still Quick Charge 2.0 support and wireless charging to top up your phone in just over 90 minutes.

Unlike in previous years, this isn't a "spec sequel" to the Galaxy S lineup: this is a complementary product that lives on the same "platform". It's the reason Samsung skipped the Note 6 to jump straight to 7. It's about continuity and consistency.

If those three things aren't enough to convince you to upgrade, perhaps the fact that the Note 7 is built on stronger internals — a Snapdragon 820 in the U.S. and an Exynos 8890 in Canada and around the world — and has at least 12 months of extra updates in its future, will do the trick. While the Note 5 has already been updated to Android 6.0.1 (my Canadian model is running Marshmallow with a June 1, 2016 security patch), it likely won't get many of the new software features as the Note 7.

Some of those features are hardware-specific — the Note 7 has an edge screen, which confers all the edge-related features we loved (and loved to hate) from the Galaxy S7 edge. But others are merely evolutions of existing ones, like an all-new camera app design and a number of S Pen-related improvements.

If you're buying a Galaxy Note, you're probably at least partially considering it based on the inclusion of a stylus — especially since this year there are no overt spec improvements of the Galaxy S7 to push sales. The Note 7's S Pen not only looks better and is water-sealed, it interacts with the Super AMOLED screen at double the points of pressure — 4096, to be specific — as the Note 5. After using the Note 7 to jot down some words and sketch a few figures, it's immediately clear that improved interaction between screen and stylus leads to great control over the nib (which has been thinned for extra precision), while a more powerful processor leads to less input lag.

Writing on the Note 7 is as close to writing on a piece of paper as I've come on a smartphone, and while tests need to be made to prove this assertion, it could be a better experience than the Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro.

Not only is using the S Pen a great experience, but this year the Note 7 can do more with it, from creating GIFs to magnifying the screen to a new feature called Glance that seamlessly switches between apps without touching the display at all. All that and a new consolidates note-taking experience called S Notes means that if you rely on the Note 5 to jot notes in class or during meetings, the Note 7 is going to take your experience that much further. Of course, the improvements may not warrant spending upwards of $850 for the convenience, but that's your call to make.
Not only is using the S Pen a better experience, but this year the Note 7 can do more with it.
We've yet to talk about the Note 7's iris scanner because, well, it's still a relative unknown, and is certainly not a reason alone to think about upgrading from the Note 5. Whereas many Android apps have been updated to take advantage of the convenience of fingerprint scanners, iris scanners are still the domain of proprietary APIs and unproven developer interest. As a result, unlocking your phone and securing the Note 7's "private vault" are two of a half dozen ways the iris scanner can be considered useful, but if anyone is going to make a platform out of a feature in the Android space, it's Samsung.

The iris scanner is located on the front of the phone, a combination of an infrared sensor and a low-resolution camera. That is separate from the 5MP selfie camera, which comes equipped with a slightly sharper f/1.7 lens than the Note 7. But it's around back that the Note 5 and Note 7 separate themselves, as did the S6 and S7 previously. The Note 7's main camera drops its resolution to 12MP from the Note 5's 16MP sensor, and improves to an f/1.7 lens from an f/1.9. All of this technical jargon means one thing: though photos taken with the Note 7 won't have as much detail as the Note 5, they will be both sharper, thanks to the lens, and better in low light, because of the combination of larger sensor pixels and an improved optical image stabilization mechanism that accounts for hand shake.

I probably don't need to reassert this because we've been saying it all year, but since the Note 7 has the same camera chops — plus a better camera app — as the Galaxy S7, it is automatically one of the best camera phones on the market. Period. Amazing in daylight; excellent in low light; incredible macro abilities; subtle but effective HDR; smooth 4K video; excellent sound capture; and a bevy of options that are totally optional but still useful.
Since the Note 7 has the same camera chops — plus a better camera app — as the Galaxy S7, it is automatically one of the best camera phones on the market
So what, if any, are the downsides to the Note 7 over the Note 5? Perhaps you prefer the sapphire blue color over this year's black-on-black or coral blue options? Or you think that the iris scanner hardware gums up the otherwise-clean look of the phone's face?

To be honest, there are few, if any, reasons to prefer the Note 5 over its successor, and only one major consideration: price. At around $850 outright, or around $37 per month, the Note 7 is not cheap. It stacks up with the iPhone 6s Plus (and likely the forthcoming iPhone 7 Plus) as one of the most expensive phones on the market. But it's also one of the best phones on the market, too.
The Note 5 is a great phone; the Note 7 is a greater one. That's what you need to know when deciding whether to upgrade from last year's model, or if you're still rocking a Note 4 and are thinking of making the same jump.

Galaxy Note 7 | Galaxy Note 7 specifications

Galaxy Note 7 | Galaxy Note 7 specifications


 Galaxy Note 7,Galaxy Note 7 specifications

Galaxy Note 7 | Galaxy Note 7 specifications




Versions: N930F (Europe); N930G (India); N930V (Verizon); N930A (AT&T); N930P (Sprint); N930T (T-Mobile), N930R4 (US Cellular); N930W8 (North America)

Network Technology:- GSM / HSPA / LTE

Launch Announced:- 2016, August

Status : Coming soon. Exp. release 2016, August 19

Body Dimensions:- 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm (6.04 x 2.91 x 0.31 in)

Weight:-  169 g (5.96 oz)

Build:- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel

SIM:- Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

- IP68 certified - dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes

- Stylus

- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)

Display Type:-  Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size:-  5.7 inches (~78.0% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution:-  1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi pixel density)

Multitouch:- Yes

Protection:- Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Platform OS:-  Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat)

Chipset:-  Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 - USA

Exynos 8890 - Global

CPU:-  Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo

Quad-core 2.3 GHz + quad-core 1.6 GHz

GPU:- Adreno 530 Mali-T880 MP12

Memory Card slot:-  microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM model

microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model

Internal:-  64 GB, 4 GB RAM

Camera Primary:- 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash

Features:- 1/2.6" sensor size, 1.4 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama

Video:- 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.

Secondary:-  5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR

Sound:- Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

Loudspeaker:- Yes 3.5mm jack Yes - 24-bit/192kHz audio

- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic


WLAN:- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth:- v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE


NFC:-  Yes

Radio:- No

USB:- v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector



Iris scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

Messaging: - SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

Browser:- HTML5

Java:- No

- Fast battery charging

- Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)

- ANT+ support

- S-Voice natural language commands and dictation

- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player

- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player

- Photo/video editor

- Document editor

Battery:- Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery


Colors: - Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium, Black Onyx



Galaxy Note 7 | Galaxy Note 7 specifications

Galaxy Note 7 | Galaxy Note 7 specifications

Galaxy Note 7 | Galaxy Note 7 specifications

Galaxy Note 7 | Galaxy Note 7 specifications


Failed to create the account: A database owner with the name already exists,mysql user with the name already exists

Failed to create the account: A database owner with the name already exists,mysql user with the name  already exists

database owner with the name already exists
database owner with the name already exists

When trying to restore an account from a backup file from WHM, do you face this error ?
Account Restore Failed: “Account failure: Failed to create the account: The system could not create the user “xxx” because it conflicts with an unmanaged MySQL database user.”
If you face this error, you might need to verify if there is a user with the above name which might have been the result of an improper termination of the account.
Login to MySQL shell :

# mysql -u root -p ( find MySQL password from /root/.my.cnf )
mysql> use mysql;
mysql> select User, Host from user where User like '%xxx %'; ( Replace xxx with the user which you get when the error hits )

If the user exists, you might get a table like the following depending on the number of such ones :

+———-+——————- +
| User               | Host                  |
+———-+——————- +
| xxxx| xx.xx.xx.xx                     |
| xxxx| |
| xxxx| localhost                         |

Remove all these entries using commands similar to :
mysql> DROP USER 'xxxx'@'xx.xx.xx.xx'; ( the 2nd portion after @ indicates the IP address in this case )

mysql> DROP USER 'xxxx'@'';
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01 sec)

mysql> DROP USER 'xxxx'@'localhost';
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

Once this is completed, verify there are no more entries :
mysql> select User, Host from user where User like '%xxxx%';
Empty set (0.00 sec)

After this, attempt to restore the account from the backup.
If you still face an issue in restoring, check the file   ‘/var/cpanel/databases/users.db‘ and make sure the user is not listed there.

You should be able to restore the account now !

Remove All messages From the Mail Queue in exim, Remover emails from exim, remove emails from shell

Remove All messages From the Mail Queue in exim, Remover emails from exim, remove emails from shell

When you using Exim mail server under CentOS Linux or any Linux system.
How do you remove all messages from the Exim mail queue using a shell prompt with one command?

To print a list of the messages in the queue, enter:

# exim -bpc

To remove a message from the queue, enter:

# exim -Mrm {message-id}

To remove all messages from the mail queue, enter:

# exim -bp | awk '/^ *[0-9]+[mhd]/{print "exim -Mrm " $3}' | bash

I hope you now can solve this problem, also you can  know the page that sent spam emails with the follwoing command.

 How to know the source of the spam:
# grep cwd /var/log/exim_mainlog | grep -v /var/spool | awk -F"cwd=" '{print $2}' | awk '{print $1}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -n

skype down

Skype Down


Kindly note that Skype is down you can see the status at their website:

Status announcements

Skype presence issues

By My status Leonas Sendrauskas on September 21, 2015.
Some of you may experience problems with Skype presence and may not see online. We have detected an issue with the status settings of Skype.

Affected users will not be able to change their status, their contacts will all show as offline and they will be unable to start Skype calls to them.

Instant messages are still being delivered as usual. The status issue also doesn't affect Skype for Web, which can be used to make calls and send instant messages.

We're working on a fix for this issue and hope to have an update for you soon. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused while we get this resolved.

Please note that you can access Skype via

Options FollowSymLinks or SymLinksIfOwnerMatch forbidden error

Options FollowSymLinks or SymLinksIfOwnerMatch forbidden error


Options FollowSymLinks or SymLinksIfOwnerMatch forbidden error

If you receive the following error message while accessing the domain:

[Sun Jan 29 04:28:39 2015] [error] [client x.x.x.x] Options FollowSymLinks or SymLinksIfOwnerMatch is off which implies that RewriteRule directive is forbidden
[Sun Jan 29 04:28:40 2015] [error] [client x.x.x.x] Options FollowSymLinks or SymLinksIfOwnerMatch is off which implies that RewriteRule directive is forbidden

To avoid above error you can add following codes in .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
Options +FollowSymLinks

Then your problem will be solved...

Install cPanel ,Install cPanel/WHM, Install cPanel in linux, Install cPanel in centos, How to Install Cpanel/WHM in RHEL/CentOS 6/5

Install cPanel ,Install cPanel/WHM, Install cPanel in linux, Install cPanel in centos, How to Install Cpanel/WHM in RHEL/CentOS 6/5


Before installing cPanel/whm on your Server or VPS, we need to take two additional steps.
First we need to make sure that Perl is installed on the server:

 yum install perl
After installing perl we need to take one more preliminary step. cPanel is very picky about making sure that server that it is installed on has a Fully Qualified Domain Name. To that effect, we need to provide it with a valid hostname. Skipping this step will inevitably get you the following, very common, error:

2014-10-01 16:00:54  461 (ERROR): Your hostname () is not set properly. Please
2014-10-01 16:00:54  462 (ERROR): change your hostname to a fully qualified domain name,
2014-10-01 16:00:54  463 (ERROR): and re-run this installer.
Luckily this error has a very easy solution. If you have a FQDN, you can type it in with the command:

hostname your FQDN
Otherwise, if you want to proceed with the cPanel installation but do still lack the hostname, you can input a temporary one. Once cPanel is installed, you will be able to change the hostname to the correct one on one of the first setup pages.


Install cPanel,Install cPanel/WHM

Although the cPanel installation only has several steps, the installation does take a long time.
you can proceed to install cPanel with WHM or a DNS only version of cPanel.
  • Use this this command to install cPanel with WHM: 
    cd /home 
    wget -N
    sh latest 
  • Use this command to install the DNS only version of cPanel:
    cd /home 
    wget -N
Once cPanel finally installs, you can access the login by going to your ip address:2087 (eg. or domain (
Your login will be:
username: your_server_user
password: your_password
From there, you can create your cpanel user and finally login in at ipaddress/cpanel or domain/cpanel.

Install cPanel ,Install cPanel/WHM, Install cPanel in linux, Install cPanel in centos, How to Install Cpanel/WHM in RHEL/CentOS 6/5


tmp secure directory is not empty | centos not boot with tmp secure error | :directory is not empty

tmp secure directory is not empty | centos not boot with tmp secure error | :directory is not empty

May VPS servers may have this problem..
If you have VPS machine with Centos and CPanel after use /scripts/securetmp your server does not boot and show this error in OS boot level.

tmp secure directory is not empty
The problem that you have when you see the boot screen:
Can not move /usr/ to /ur/ :directory is not empty

This problem from cPanel secure tmp and we can solve it by disable /scripts/securetmp on boot on cPanel Server.

cPanel's /scripts/securetmp is a great and easy tool to secure your tmp part of your server and it used industry standard security measurements.

But sometimes will slow down your server startup time, because it's time consuming process, if your tmp size is bigger, specially on HDD then you must fix it by following command:

 To fix this issue disable it on boot just issue this command on your:

touch /var/cpanel/version/securetmp_disabled 

dubbed POODLE | Google discovers vulnerability in SSL 3.0 | POODLE

Dubbed POODLE | Google discovers vulnerability in SSL 3.0 | POODLE

When you access high profile sites and services such as your bank, Twitter  or Google  you typically access sites using https:// or a feature called SSL  (secure sockets layer) but a new security defect could break that open. SSL or TLS (Transport Layer Security) provides encryption to protect your information from being intercepted, spied upon or modified by attackers in between you and the service provider. This widely used technology is what prevents someone sat next you in Starbucks from watching your transactions as you access your Internet banking and is also frequently used when accessing your e-mail account to stop your username and password disappearing in to the hands of cyber criminals. Simply put SSL is a core component of security, privacy and trust on the Internet . Great though all that sounds unfortunately many sites still fail to adhere to best practice and many don’t implement these security features at all leaving information open to interception. Even those which do try to do the right thing can have significant setbacks due to implementation failures or security vulnerabilities. That is precisely what has happened with the new, cutely named, but very nasty POODLE vulnerability.

SSL has a number of different versions and which you support is important from a security standpoint. Backwards compatibility with older versions can get you in real trouble and you can see a wonderfully detailed breakout of the features of each version and timelines here. The POODLE vulnerability impacts SSL version 3 and under the right conditions would allow an attacker to gain access to information that would let them take over your account . For example, the flaw may enable an attacker to gain access to session tokens or credentials so they can hijack the identify of another user. The vulnerability, discovered by Google security researchers Thai Duong, Bodo Moller and Krzysztof Kotowiczis is fully outlined in this paper and makes interesting reading. Geeky bit: the attack is essentially an oracle padding attack in CBC (cipher block chaining which uses output of previous blocks as input to the next block processing to prevent duplicate blocks of data producing identical cipher text blocks) mode ciphers in SSLv3.

For the attack to work the attacker must be on the same wireless network (or in the path of your communications) and your client must be running Javascript (such as in a web browser) which makes the attack less all out serious than vulnerabilities like Heartbleed . This attack is effective against clients (as opposed to servers like with Heartbleed or Shellshocked) and so is of the greatest concern to users browsing on wireless hotspots where others may be listening but is sufficiently serious that Twitter has announced they have entirely disabled SSLv3 .